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fatal error : Call to undefined function is_active_sidebar (9 posts)

  1. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all tried to access my site iconicexistence today and got the below error message.

    Fatal error : Call to undefined function is_active_sidebar() in /home/content/88/6940688/html/wordpress1/wp-content/themes/portfolio-press/footer.php on line 14

    tried replacing the functions.php theme file with no luck.

    Any help much appreciated
    L

  2. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to add to the above post.
    I can still access my dashboard.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

  4. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just switched to another theme and it seems ok (jumbled up) but no error. I need to use the same theme portfolio plus, should I delete it and try a reinstall?

  5. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    and if so does that wreck all my widgets etc?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since this appears to be theme-repeated and as you are using a commercial theme, you need to seek support from the theme's vendors.

  7. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sorry I meant portfolio press

  8. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the function is_active_sidebar() should be in /wp-includes/widgets.php

    maybe that file is broken;

    possibly try and manually replace the /wp-includes folder with all its files with a fresh copy.

  9. sanct
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Alchymth you are a legend!!Just changed my widgets.php file to widgetsold.php and uploaded a fresh from the box file and everything is calm in the world once again.

    Many thanks
    L

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